popliteal
adjective Etymology: New Latin popliteus, from Latin poplit-, poples knee joint, back of the knee Date: 1786 of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint

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  • Popliteal — refers to anatomical structures located in the back of the knee: *Popliteal artery *Popliteal vein *Popliteal fossa *Popliteal lymph nodes *Popliteal nerves *Popliteal pterygium …   Wikipedia

  • Popliteal — Pop*lit e*al (?; 277), a. [From L. poples, itis, the ham.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the ham; in the region of the ham, or behind the knee joint; as, the popliteal space. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • popliteal — 1786, from Mod.L. popliteus (musculus) (1704), from poples “ham (of the leg).” …   Etymology dictionary

  • popliteal — [päp lit′ē əl, päp΄li tē′əl] adj. [< ModL popliteus (< L poples, gen. poplitis, ham of the knee) + AL] of or near that part of the leg behind the knee …   English World dictionary

  • popliteal — /pop lit ee euhl, pop li tee /, adj. Anat. of or pertaining to the ham, or part of the leg back of the knee. [1780 90; POPLITE(US) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • popliteal — adjective of the area behind the knee …   Wiktionary

  • popliteal — Relating to the p. fossa. SYN: popliteus (1). * * * pop·li·te·al .päp lə tē əlalso päp lit ē adj of or relating to the back part of the leg behind the knee joint …   Medical dictionary

  • popliteal — pÉ‘p lɪtÉ™l /pÉ’p adj. of the part of the leg behind the knee (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • popliteal — [pɒ plɪtɪəl, ˌpɒplɪ ti:əl] adjective Anatomy relating to or situated in the hollow at the back of the knee. Origin C18: from mod. L. popliteus (from L. poples, poplit ham, hough ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • popliteal — pop·lit·e·al …   English syllables

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